In 2004, Mel Gibson released the controversial film, 'The Passion of The Christ,' which was a graphic depiction of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.It became the highest grossing independent film of all time ($612,000,000 worldwide). Fast forward twelve years and Gibson has begun work on a sequel to the film that will focus on the next part of Jesus' journey, his resurrection.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Randall Wallace, the man who wrote 'Braveheart' for Gibson, confirmed that he is currently working on the script for the next installment in the journey of Jesus. Wallace is no stranger to movies focused on religion, he recently co-wrote and directed the film "Heaven is for Real.'
Talks of the sequel to 'Passion' began to heat up recently on the set of an upcoming film, 'Hacksaw Ridge,' a World War II film about Army medic Desmond Doss, the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Wallace co-wrote the film and Gibson directed it.
Wallace, a religion major from Duke University, is excited by the possibility. "'The Passion' is the beginning and there's a lot more story to tell," he said.
Mel Gibson's team has yet to confirm any involvement in the film. However, when giving a guest lecture at Liberty University's graduation, he did confirm interest in the film.
One interesting question: would Jim Caviezel return for the role of Jesus?
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